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Pepper Shack

No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
+44 1803 882978
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jerk chicken” (57 reviews)
“dumplings” (35 reviews)
“mutton” (30 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed Verna,s. Warm welcome, lovely food and great cocktails. Our family really enjoyed going to The Pepper Shack. It was wonderfully different with lovely food cooked to your taste. Never tasted goat curry before but it was fab. The little apple and garlic...More

Thank lynnl102015
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much ... it was great to welcome you all so much during the week. We know we're doing OK when people come back ... and you all certainly did, haha. We seem to have introduced quite a few of our visitors to goat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is still our favourite place to eat and since discovering The Pepper Shack we try and take our visitors there in hope they love the beautiful food as much as we do. Tried the pineapple pork more recently which was also beautiful! They do...More

Thank LannyB
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Always a pleasure to welcome you ... and thanks very much for spreading the word. We don't do very little formal advertising, so word-of-mouth recommendations and nice TripAdvisor reviews are even more important to us. Glad we are keeping you happy, haha. See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun and very warm welcome. Delicious beef in myriad of warming spices. A real taste of the Caribbean on cold March night.

Thank kategc
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you had a good evening ... we do our best to give everyone a good evening ... foodwise and all the other aspects of a good meal. Hopefully, we will get some sustained warmer weather soon ... as we now approach May, haha.

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Tried this early on a Saturday night after reading the reviews. My son is a big spaghetti bolognese fan and we both love goat curry. The manager managed to squeeze us in. We had an amazing starter beginning with p a sort of dumpling apple...More

Thank Chimsterckh
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

That would be Pholourie ... the apple and garlic dumpling ... not on the menu but very popular. Thanks for a very nice review ... glad you all enjoyed your food, We did, indeed, end up with a completely full restauarnt but we will always...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

What a fabulous place - so welcoming ! Great choice on the menu and wonderful to meet the chef afterwards - will definitely be returning there on our next visit !

Thank termickland
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

It was a pleasure to meet you both ... glad you enjoyed. Look forward to welcomimg you back ... fixtures willing, haha.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Went here with my son and daughter-in-law and we had a lovely evening. The food was amazing my husband tried the goat curry which he hadn't had before and he loved it. I had the best banoffee pie I have ever tasted. All in all...More

Thank AnnH59
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We serve more Curried Goat than anything else ... although my Masala Mutton campaign is going pretty well, haha. Glad it was enjoyed. Look forward tpo seeing you again. Thanks for a great review.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Tasty, home cooked food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We wandered in here on the off chance and were not disappointed. Thank you for such a lovely meal and welcome. We’ll be back!

Thank Rarewelshbit
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks very much ... glad you enjoyed ... 'lovely meal and welcome' ... that's pretty much the plan . Chance discoveries are often the best! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had a meal on Easter Sunday on a weekend away in Brixham, we arrived around 6 in the evening and got seated straight away, with friendly staff and with an amazing atmosphere and music in the small restaurant. Order was taken swiftly and as...More

Thank Oliver M
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

'Surprisingly light and fluffy' as we boast on the menu, haha ... glad we impressed you with the sticky toffee pudding. It is always nice to hear that we have done a good job ... thanks very much .. and for taking time to review...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The best Caribbean restaurant by far food was tasty and well portioned I would definitely highly recommend reminded me of home !!

Thank tantalusv3
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks very much ... as you discovered, not only is the food authentic Trini Caribbean ... but so is Verna, haha. Hope to see you both again sometime.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent - well presented and tasty. A bit pricey with drinks quite expensive. Decor good and music mostly relevant.More

Thank Annette T
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks very much ... glad you enjoyed your visit. Our drinks compare pretty well with other restaurants around us ... I don't think pricing is much of an issue but it is always helpful to hear what people think. The music side is quite varied...More

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28 October 2016|
Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Yes ... we do 3 Child options ... all homemade ... Burger & Chips, Chicken Nuggets & Chips, Spaghetti Bolognese. We also do a number of other non-spicy starters and main courses. The whole menu is on our website but please... More
14 July 2015|
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Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Hi ... there are indeed several vegetarian options which you will find on our menu at PepperShack co uk. These range from the salad and goat cheese samosas (no spice in either) to mildly spiced Chick Pea and Red Bean... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 882978
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Brixham's harbour-side restaurant offers Trinidadian Verna's native Caribbean cuisine alongside great local ribs & home-made steak burgers, local seafood and fun desserts. Carnival favourites Goat Curry, Saltfish & Ackee and Jerk Chicken take pride of place among a number of home-grown recipes - Trinidad Chicken & King Prawn Curry, Pineapple Pork, Legendary Lamb Shank and local Scallop & Ling Curry. Jerk Pork Skewers, Seafood Tart and San Fernando Spicy Prawns appear amongst the starters along with Patties, Gurnard Goujons, Home-made Samosas and Scallops & Hogs. We use local fish in a number of seafood dishes including Fish Bites and a number of curries. Vegetarians are offered Pumpkin Patties and Goat Cheese Samosas among the starters, followed by Sweet Potato & Black Bean Curry, Chilli sin Carne and even Jamaican Jerk Tofu among the Vegan options. A good part of the menu is Gluten-free as indicated in the online menu. Home-made Banana Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Banoffee Pie, Morgan-spiced Rum Panacotta are complemented by Ice Cream, Sorbets, Pineapple Sundae and our own Rum Baba. For children, there are home-made Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti Bolognese and more Ice Cream. Pepper Shack is fully licensed until midnight with Red Stripe, Sol, Peroni, local Dartmoor ales, Healey's Cornish Ciders, wines from around the world and a wide range of rums among the spirits. We also offer an extensive Cocktail Menu and even Ice Cream Liqueur Cocktails
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